1669 in History

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Events in History


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Feb 1 French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Mar 11 Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000
  • Mar 25 Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000
  • May 31 Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary.
  • Jun 19 Polish parliament selects Litouwer Michael Wisniopwiecki as king
  • Jul 6 LaSalle leaves Montreal to explore Ohio River

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Jul 21 John Locke's Constitution of English colony Carolina is approved

Philosopher John Locke
Philosopher
John Locke
  • Sep 6 The siege of Candia ends with the Venetian fortress surrendering to the Ottomans.
  • Dec 20 1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery
  • Dec 31 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty

Birthdays in History

  • May 26 Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist (d. 1722)
  • Jun 24 Francois van Aerssen, Dutch vice-admiral (Suriname/Algeria)
  • Jul 4 Alexander von Papenhoven, Flemish religious sculptor
  • Aug 9 Eudoxia Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia (d. 1731)
  • Aug 27 Anne Marie of Orléans, queen of Italy (d. 1728)
  • Nov 23 Johann K Amman, Swiss/Dutch deaf-mute teacher (Surdus Loquens)
  • Dec 16 Arnold van Boonen, Dutch portrait painter

Deaths in History

  • Jan 19 Leo Allatios, Greek/Italian theologist/literary, dies at about 82
  • Jan 27 Gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter, dies at 87
  • Feb 1 Abandoned child, Huygens friend poet Catharina Questiers, buried at 31
  • Feb 23 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68
  • Mar 10 John Denham, English poet (b. 1615)
  • May 2 Pieter Jansz Post, master builder (Waag, Gouda), dies at 61
  • May 14 Georges de Scudéry, French writer (b. 1601)
  • May 16 Pietro da Cortona, [Berrettini], painter/architect, dies
  • May 16 Reyer Anslo, writer/poet, dies at about 42
  • May 20 Joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies
  • May 24 Pieter Cuypers, South Neth lawyer, dies at 48
  • Jun 18 Abraham Crijnssen, Swiss admiral, conquered Suriname, dies
  • Jun 25 François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (b. 1616)
  • Sep 10 Henrietta Maria, queen of Charles I of England (b. 1609)

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Oct 4 Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch painter, dies at 63

  • Oct 18 Abraham Willaerts, painter (Brazil), dies
  • Oct 24 William Prynne, English Puritan leader (b. 1600)
  • Nov 4 Johannes Cocceius, Dutch theologian (b. 1603)
  • Nov 5 John Coccejus, German/Neth reformed theologist, dies at about 66
  • Nov 20 Arnold Geulincx, South Neth philosopher (Cholera), dies at 45
  • Dec 9 Clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Italian Pope (1667-69), dies
  • Dec 16 Nathaniel Fiennes, English politician (b. circa 1608)